Staff Appreciation & Recognition (StAR) Program

The WRHA StAR Program is an HR-lead initiative with participation from a team of staff across the WRHA, all committed to meeting the WRHA Vision "We will be an organization of staff who are proud of their work and are recognized, respected and rewarded". This team is continually developing new programs and enhancing existing programs to make the WRHA a great place to work.

Listed below are the initiatives currently underway:


There are numerous Discounts available to all health care staff from various services within and around Winnipeg ranging from fitness facilities, restaurants and car dealerships.

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WRHA Service Recognition - 2013

The 2013 Annual WRHA Service Recognition Awards reception. 

The November 2013 Event recognized WRHA employees who reached 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 & 40 years of uninterrupted service between January 1 and December 31, 2013 and staff who retired between January 1 and December 31, 2012 with at least 15 years of uninterrupted service.

For details and list of recipients on the event go to the WRHA Intranet Site.

Planning for the 2014 event will begin in a few months. 

If you have any questions regarding the service recognition program or event please contact Dana Whyte, WRHA Event Planner at or 204-787-2743.


WRHA Merchandise items are available for staff to purchase.

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StAR "Thank you For Being a Star" Cards are available in all WRHA offices giving staff an opportunity to let co-workers know that they are appreciated. Electronic StAR Cards are now also available!

Send a StAR Card

Recognition Resource Guide
Recognition that motivates staff is an intensely personal and internal matter for which there is no cookie-cutter approach.  The Recognition Resource Guide is offered as an e-resource that will assist managers with practical, spontaneous day-to-day real life forms of recognition creating a culture where staff feel valued and appreciated.

Recognition Resource Guide

StAR Library

A lending library of books related to staff appreciation and recognition is available for staff.

Workplace Wellness

The Workplace Wellness Team develops initiatives that promote, encourage and support WRHA staff regarding health and wellness. The Information Series, offered four times a year, are one way to promote spiritual, emotional, physical, well-being. WRHA employees are encouraged to take Wellness Breaks - an opportunity to adjust work hours to accommodate attendance at wellness activities during the lunch break.

Recognition Tips

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Social Committee

The WRHA Social committee continues to organize various events. These social activities enhance team-building among staff members. Annual events include the Staff Holiday Reception; Children's Breakfast with Santa and Annual Golf Tournament.

The StAR Team appreciates feedback and ideas. Please forward questions or suggestions to WRHA StAR Team, Isabel M. Stewart, NA 636 - 700 McDermot, Winnipeg MB R3E 0T2, Phone 926-7002, Fax 787-1888 or email

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